[Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Pranav Lal pranav.lal at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 02:44:34 GMT 2008


Hi Shawn,

Many thanks for your response.  Indeed, you would need a data plan to access
Google maps.  The other problem that I have found with my idea is that
reversed geocoding is not really supported with Google maps so, you cannot
use latitude and longitude to get to an address.

Pranav

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

The problem with this option is I don't think the data from google maps is 
freely available to distribute to others. If the data was being accessed in 
real time then the phone would need a data plan. Making loadstone dependant 
on a data plan is an option of last resort.

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Pranav Lal wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Has any one tried to connect loadstone to google maps or yahoo maps?
> This would be a good way of duplicating systems like way finder
> access. One would be dependent on google and or yahoo to update their
> maps but then that is a constraint with any other provider. It would
> also save us from adding so many points of interest.
>
> One problem I see is that the google maps API is in java script. One
> would need to use something like a web browser to access the map data.
> However, with today's phones that is probably not a significant
> constraint.
> My c++ and java script are really rusty but I would be happy to help
> test and document such an adition to loadstone. I have a Nokia E51
> phone and a Holux m-1000 gps receiver.
>
> Pranav
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